Sean Paul Prefers Smoke To Drink Reggae star Sean Paul steers clear of alcohol as much as possible - because it renders him completely useless. Instead, the Get Busy singer sticks to smoking marijuana which he claims allows him to maintain self-control and doesn't addle his memory. Paul says, "I've never been too high to perform, but I've been way too drunk. I lose my motor skills when I drink. "I wake up and can't remember what I did last night. Can't remember my name, can't remember her name, don't know what's going on. "So I'd rather smoke than drink."